More on the judging process
In order for a beer to win the World Beer Award, the brewery must submit bottles of their beer to be judged against other beers in their respective country. After promotion that same beer is then shipped to the next location to be judged against beers in their respective continent. Once the beer has been promoted to the next set of judges it is then judged against other styles. The process is more complicated than this, but it's important to note the package of beers submitted for country consideration are also the same judged for World Best Beer.
For Fish Brewing this marks a bellweather year after their Brewery of the Year award from the Washington Beer Awards and their medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen.
Additional accolades from the 2015 World Beer Awards include:
- World's Best Pale
- World's Best Style
- The America's Winner
- USA Winner
About Fish Brewing Company
"From its home in beautiful Olympia, Washington, Fish Brewing Company has been hand-crafting ales of Northwest proportions since 1993. Founded by Crayne and Mary Horton and a few dozen local investors, Fish began operations humbly. With a 15-barrel brew house, two 15-barrel fermenters, and one dairy tank, we brewed for our neighbors up and down Puget Sound. Growing steadily since, Fish is now an award-winning craft brewer with distribution throughout the great Pacific Northwest and beyond."
About the World Beer Awards
"The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognised beer styles. This annual tasting selects, awards and promotes the 'World's Best Beers' to consumers and the trade throughout the world. Beers must be generally available and for sale in bottles or cans.
Judging is blind with regional style heats held in Asia, Europe and the Americas. All regions have their own Chairman and group of judges who select the style winners in their region. Style winners from all regions are then tasted against each other to select the World's Best Style. From these world winners we can then select the World's Best categories, from which the World's Best Beer is selected."
Northwest Beer Guide